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National Institute of Technology Rourkela

Rourkela:29/4/24:Established on August 15, 1961, as REC Rourkela, NIT Rourkela was granted autonomy in 2002 and has since become a premier technical institute under the Ministry of Education. It consistently ranks among the top twenty technical institutions in India, emphasizing research alongside education.NIT Rourkela expanded its courses over the years, introducing multidisciplinary programs like Life Sciences in 2008 and Integrated MSc and School of Management in 2010. With twenty academic departments, including unique ones like Food Process Engineering and Industrial Design, it has one of India’s most diverse curricula.

The institution encouraged innovation through initiatives like the Foundation for Technology & Business Incubation (FTBI), which supports startups and generates opportunities. NIT Rourkela offers a wide array of academic programs, including BTech, BArch, MTech, MBA, and PhD, contributing significantly to the nation’s technical workforce. Its research output has high citations and rankings in prestigious lists like NIRF and QS World University Rankings

. Collaborations with organizations like ISRO and initiatives like the AN Khosla Centre for Technology-Enabled Learning showcase NIT Rourkela’s commitment to advancing technology and education. The institute also prioritizes student well-being through services like Institute Counselling Services (ICS). NIT Rourkela aims to contribute to India’s development by nurturing skilled professionals and fostering a spirit of innovation and pride. To learn more about NITR and its various programs, visit nitrkl.ac.in

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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